Tue.Jan 31, 2012

4 Ways B2B Marketers Can Benefit from Pinterest

B2B Marketing Traction

Like many of you I’m enamored with Pinterest , but I can’t help but ask, “Can Pinterest benefit B2B Marketers?” ” Pinterest is a social media site that allows members to create boards for images that they like.

The Top-5 B2B Marketing Trends for 2012

Everything Technology Marketing

Happy New Year! It is time again for our annual B2B Marketing "predictions". As every year, I asked the 25,000 marketing professionals in the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn about their B2B marketing priorities for 2012.

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Is Your Business Ready for Marketing?

Digital B2B Marketing

Businesses turn to marketing to drive revenue, but are you really ready? Before investing in marketing you must ensure other key areas of your business are ready first. Your Product or Service. If your offering isn’t ready for the market, your marketing will not solve your problems.

The Danger of Automatic Feeds in Social Media

The Effective Marketer

Note: This is a guest post by Brad Shorr is Director of Content & Social Media for Straight North. See Brad’s bio at the end of the article. Participating in social media is time consuming, so it’s only natural that people look for shortcuts. However, some shortcuts become disastrous detours, and this is often what happens when a company relies on automation for significant portions of its social updating. Automatic feeds come in two flavors.

The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts.

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Measure Your Social Media ROI with Google Analytics Part 2: Advanced Segments

EMagine B2B Blog

In our first post of the Social Media ROI series, we looked at campaign tagging, and how we can measure campaign performance, compare campaigns or social mediums, and even group campaigns together. This week, we’ll look at another way to measure Social Media ROI with Google Analytics – Advanced Segments. Advanced Segments Advanced segments allow [.]. B2B Web Strategy Google Analytics

What Marketers Everywhere Can Learn From P&G's 1,600-Person Layoff

Hubspot

Yesterday, Business Insider reported that Procter & Gamble is set to lay off 1,600 employees as a result of its decision to cut back on the company's annual advertising spend of $10 billion.

InsideView Reaches Social Media Milestone of 5,000 Followers

Sales Intelligence View

On January 26th, InsideView reached its 5,000th follower. Although some may not view this as an astronomical milestone in the metrics of social media, to us it is a huge accomplishment. We are not your typical company when it comes to social marketing, where the number of followers rule the measured success of our social engagement.

The Opportunity Social Media Offers Manufacturers

MLT Creative

The manufacturing industry has been somewhat slow to accept social media as a marketing tool. This is largely because it can be difficult to see how social media plays into the larger business-to-business (B2B) marketing strategy. That, however, appears to be changing.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision. Therefore, it is necessary for B2B marketing teams to align to this purchase path and to the buying committees. This is not accomplished by creating more content or sending more communication, the key to success is establishing a conversation with your buyers that engages them in a meaningful dialogue and ultimately converts them to a customer.

PPC Optimization: Conversion is Only Half the Battle

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino I’m pleased to welcome Mike Nierengarten, Founder of Obility Consulting , an internet marketing company as a guest blogger.

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Don’t Let Your Social Media Hypothesis Dictate Your Conclusion

Biznology

Image via Wikipedia. While neither marketing nor social media are sciences, one needs to use scientific principles to be most effective when it comes to both branding and prospecting online. It doesn’t take an Einstein to succeed in social media marketing, but to does take a scientist.

How to Use Lead Intel to Accelerate Sales

Hubspot

Marketers expend time and energy developing personas to explain their target customer, understand what motivates them, and paint a picture in the company's mind that depicts to whom they are speaking and selling every day.

Do Standardized Sales Processes Really Work Anymore?

ViewPoint

Tony Zambito is Founder and Principal of the buyer research and strategy firm Buyerology ?. He is also the originator of the buyer persona research and creation methodology as well as Business Buyergraphics ™ that are widely used to make informed decisions from buyer insights. Tony also served in the role of Vice President in Sales and Marketing capacities for TRW, Knight-Ridder, and Compaq (HP). He holds a B.S. in Business and an M.B.A. in Marketing Management.

Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them.

25% Increase in Facebook Likes in Just 5 Days

SnapApp

Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia created a home site and Facebook sweepstakes giving away a pair of 2011 Philadelphia Eagles season tickets. To enter the sweepstakes, fans had to complete a form where they also had the option to sign up to receive Eagles news via email or text alert.